Willard 'Duane' Quinn

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Aug. 11, 1931--Jan. 16, 2006

OXFORD -- Willard "Duane" Quinn, 74, died Monday (Jan. 16, 2006) at the Phelps Memorial Health Center in Holdrege.

He was born Aug. 11, 1931, in Wichita, Kan., to Joe and Mildred (Norman) Quinn. He graduated from Oxford High School in 1949. He attended Kearney State College.

He joined the U.S. Army in 1952 and was honorably discharged in 1954.

He married Carol Jean Mick in Enders on Feb. 6, 1955. They made their home in Oxford.

He worked for the Nebraska Department of Roads, retiring as a project engineer. He was also an announcer for the Northwest Kansas Racing Association.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Mick Quinn; and a sister-in-law, Sherry Mick.

Survivors include his wife, Carol of Oxford; four sons, Jim Quinn and wife, Laurie, Robert Quinn and wife, Richelle and Mike Quinn and wife, Dawn, all of Oxford, and P.J. Quinn and wife, Lesha of Mead; a daughter, Sis Quinn Best and special friend, Brock Yant of Oxford; son-in-law, Rob Best of Oxford; a brother, Jerry Quinn and wife, Kay of Oxford; a sister-in-law, Lana Minner and husband, Lyle of Topeka, Kan.; 16 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Services will be Friday, 10:30 a.m., at the First Baptist Church in Oxford with Neal McInturf officiating. Interment will be in the Oxford Cemetery.

Visitation will be Thursday, 1-8 p.m., at the Mitchell-Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Oxford.

Memorials are being accepted in his name.

The Mitchell-Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.